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  1. Olympic OK crucial for growth

    Maura Grogan, special to espnW.com

    When I wanted to switch from figure skating to ice hockey at age 11, I couldn't. Girls were not welcome, even though my mom made a plea to the boys' team coaches. This was in 1968; four years before the passage of Title IX, the law that opened up new...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  2. Arthur Ashe green anniversary

    espnW

    On this day in 1975, Arthur Ashe beat Jimmy Connors to become the first African-American man to win Wimbledon, adding to an already impressive list of accomplishments. In 1968, he became the first black man to win the U.S. Open and in 1963 he was the...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  3. Nine for IX -- Essay from executive producer Jane Rosenthal

    Jane Rosenthal

    Executive producer Jane Rosenthal explains how the Nine for IX series is a gripping showcase of what it means to have the will and hunger to prevail over the limitations of the body and objections of a still-sexist society.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  4. In The Game -- Misty May-Treanor

    Fifteen things you should know about volleyball player Misty May-Treanor.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012